Valentine Twist

 Want a unique way to tell your crush that you care?  Try this simple recipe.

Pretzels for My Valentine

Yield: 8-16 pretzels (depending on size)


1 package of dry yeast
1 cup warm water (as hot as you can)
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine (softened)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 egg
3 1/4 cup all purpose flour


1 egg yolk
1 Tablespoon cold water
1 teaspoon coarse salt (optional)
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)



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Handmade Pretzels

...made these with my niece and nephew yesterday.

…made these with my niece and nephew yesterday.

Handmade Pretzels


  • 1 cup warm water (as hot as possible from tap)
  • 1 packet active instant yeast (2 and 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 11/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3¼- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + more for the counter surface to knead
  • 1 large egg, beaten plus one more egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of cold water
  • coarse sea salt for sprinkling
  • cinnamon sugar mixture for sprinkling

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